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  • Review of The Batman 

    Growing up, Michael Keaton was my Batman. Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and growly voiced Christian Bale had nothing when pitted up against Keaton’s rendition. Don’t get me started on Batfleck, ugh. There was something about Keaton’s portrayal of Bruce Wayne… Read More ›

  • Villains: The Ultimate Evil 

    The last villain type I want to discuss, for this current series anyway, is the Ultimate Evil. You know the kind. It’s the evil force of nature that threatens to blanket the world in everlasting darkness…or something similar along those… Read More ›

  • Review of The Maidens

    Amazon Rating 4 out of 5 Goodreads Rating 3.63 out of 5 My Rating 2 out of 5 The Silent Patient was one of my favorite reads of last year. In my opinion, Alex Michaelides knocked it out of the… Read More ›

  • Villains: Family

    There’s a reason why Disney movies like using the “evil stepmother” trope in their movies. It’s entirely relatable.  Well, okay. Maybe not the whole stepmother contracts a dude to take a child into the forest to kill her, then poisons… Read More ›

  • Adding Gas to the Fire

    So, the plan was to have a nice little rant about another type of fictional villain. However, due to recent events, I feel that it’s my responsibility to rant about yet another book burning.  Now, I have joked about burning… Read More ›

  • Villains: The Antihero

    Have you noticed lately that there are more and more protagonists that aren’t…well…heroic? For instance, my mom likes to watch the Fox/Netflix show Lucifer. If you haven’t already guessed the premise, the show’s protagonist is Lucifer Morningstar (that’s right, the devil)… Read More ›

  • Different types of bad guys: The Dark Reflection

    Last time, I talked about the need to torture the heroes of your story. One of the best ways to do that is by writing a really great villain. Every hero needs one.   “You just couldn’t let me go, could you? This… Read More ›

  • Review of The Dating Plan

    Have you ever finished reading a book and thought that it would make a better movie than a book? That was my thought when I turned the last page of Sara Desai’s The Dating Plan. Don’t get me wrong, it… Read More ›

  • Torture Your Heroes

    No one likes to read about characters living normal lives. Have you ever asked someone about the story they’re reading, and they tell you: “Oh, it’s an amazing story where the hero works a 9-5 job, and the villain is an inept boss. But it’s okay… Read More ›

  • 2021 Year End Reading Review

    So, it’s about two hours until midnight on Dec. 31, 2021. I’m pretty sure I can’t squeeze another book in this year, so I guess I’ll make my end of the year reading review.   Overall, I finished the year having read 86 books. Here’s the breakdown:  5 out of 5: 6 books  4 out… Read More ›